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Video Ethnography in Practice

Video Ethnography in Practice
Planning, Shooting, and Editing for Social Analysis

December 2016 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Video Ethnography in Practice is a brief guide for students in the social disciplines who are required to produce an ethnographic video, the most significant new methodological technique in 21st century social analysis. The authors, both accomplished videographers, cover the basic techniques of creating a video that documents human culture and behavior with true stories of the process of videography throughout. This text shows how new technologies like smart phones, widely available video editing software, and YouTube, have turned video ethnography into something that is within reach of students in a conventional course framework.


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Chapter One – Introduction
A Bit of History  
What’s New?  
A Bit of Theory  
Selecting a Topic  
Case, Example, and Instance of  
Chapter Two – Strategies
The Videoactive Context  
The Fluid Wall  
Impression Management in Video Ethnography  
The Moment of Deflection  
Interview, Sound, and Selfie  
Chapter Three – Shooting
Get Your Gear Ready  
Managing Gear in the Field  
Shut Up and Shoot!  
Shooting in Manual Mode  
Basic Cinematic Techniques  
Offloading, Storing, and Organizing Your Footage  
Going Into the Field to Make Your Film  
Chapter Four – Editing
Principles of Editing  
Asset Management  
Core Editing Maneuvers  
A Final Pointer: Edit While You Shoot!  
Chapter Five – Distribution
Showing Your Film to Your Subjects, or “Keepin’ It Real”  
Reference and Recommended Films
About the Authors

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ISBN: 9781483377216

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